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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 26 February 2024

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 near midnight then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Tuesday morning then diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon.

Snow Tuesday morning and afternoon. Rain or snow Tuesday afternoon. Scattered showers Tuesday late in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Low tonight minus 4. High Tuesday plus 4.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 early this evening then building to 2 late Tuesday morning. Seas building to 2 to 3 early Tuesday afternoon then subsiding to 1 to 2 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots backing to east 10 to 20.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 26 February 2024

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 26 February 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight warm front located on a line north-south
over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday departing warm front located from the
Central Coast to Tofino.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday cold front located over Vancouver Island
extending westward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PST 26 February 2024 In the wake of a trough, northwest gales through the inner South
Coast and off the west coast of Vancouver Island will ease tonight.

A warm front over Bowie will track southeastwards across Haida Gwaii
on Tuesday and Vancouver Island in the evening. Gale force southeast
winds will develop over Bowie tonight and spread to northern and
central coastal waters Tuesday morning as gale to storm force
southeasterlies.

In its wake, winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly
through Tuesday.

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